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American Z Line 62215-1 Reading RDC-1 #9161

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Z Scale .. American Z Line 62215-1 Reading RDC-1 .. Road Number .. 9161 This is a Mid July Release and will ship on or about 7-11-2017

After a long hiatus, we are excited to announce the return of the Budd RDCs, and in all new road names!

The first new road of the series is Trinity Railway Express.

  •  There are two road numbers available.
  • 62215-1 Reading Budd RDC 9161
  • 62215-2 Reading Budd RDC 9157

Background: In the early 1950’s, the Budd Company introduced a modern version of the old interurban cars and self-propelled “doodlebugs” that had been so popular during the 1920’s and 1930’s Dubbed the RDV vehicle for many of the major railroads – most especially on their branch lines and those routes previously deemed too lightly traveled to serve with normal passenger’s trains.

The Five Types of Budd RDC, Rail Diesel Car

  1. RDC-1 - All-passenger configuration with control vestibules at each end.
  2. RDC-2 - Mostly passenger with a small baggage compartment at one end.
  3. RDC-3 - Half-passenger, half Baggage/Rolling Post Office.
  4. RDC-4 - No passenger, half baggage/half RPO (only 73ft long)
  5. RDC-9 - Powered Centre Car - no control vertibules, only usable as middle car with other RDCs.


Budd RDC 1



  • Plastic injected body
  • Directional LED headlights
  • High Precision Coreless Motor
  • Excellent low speed creep ability
  • Die cast split frame chassis
  • DCC Ready
  • AZL AutoLatch couplers
  • Separately applied details
  • Extensive micro printing and decoration.

Added 7-14-2017

Updated 7-1-2017

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  • Model: 62215-1 Reading Budd RDC-1 #9161
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: American Z Line, AZL